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Make delicious cake pops at home with this easy TikTok hack

Have leftover cake? Turn it into these EASY no bake cake pops!

In a world where sustainability and reducing food waste have become essential considerations, it's no surprise that creative solutions are popping up everywhere.

One such trend that has caught the attention of food enthusiasts on TikTok, is the ingenious way of transforming leftover cake into delectable cake pops. While we may not always have leftover cake sitting around, for those fortunate times when we do, this fun and easy hack is a game-changer.

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Cake pops have gained immense popularity over the years, thanks to their bite-sized portions and endless possibilities for customization. But what makes this trend truly exciting is the innovative way it tackles food waste. Rather than letting that last slice of cake go stale or tossing it in the trash, why not transform it into a whole new treat that both kids and adults can enjoy?

@jennaraecakes Have leftover cake? Make these EASY cake pops and turn them into something fun and bite sized! 💖🍰 #jennaraecakes ♬ Love on the Weekend - John Mayer

Whether it's a vibrant rainbow cake, a classic chocolate indulgence, or a zesty lemon creation, the possibilities are endless. The trend has sparked a wave of innovative flavours, unique decorations, and imaginative designs. 

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So, the next time you find yourself with some leftover cake, don't let it go to waste and embark on a cake pop adventure. The process is simple, fun, and rewarding, with the end result being a charming treat that brings joy to everyone who indulges.

No bake cake pop hack

What you'll need:

  • Leftover cake
  • Large bowl
  • Potato masher
  • Baking sheet/large plate
  • Parchment paper
  • Skewers or lollipop sticks
  • Melted Chocolate (for coating)
  • Narrow glass or small bowl for dipping
  • Sprinkles (or toppings of choice)


1. Place leftover cake into a large bowl and mash it up with a potato masher. Alternatively, you can use your hands if you don't have one.

2. Roll the cake into small balls using your hands and place onto a baking sheet or large plate with parchment paper and leave in fridge. 

3. While the balls are setting, melt chocolate in 20 second increments and stir frequently to ensure all chocolate has melted.

4. Once the balls have set, push in skewers or lollipop sticks and dip each ball into the melted chocolate.

5. Dip the cake pops into sprinkles or other toppings of your choice. 

6. Place the cake pops back into the fridge to speed up setting time (if needed).

7. Enjoy!